mcdonalds_broccoliThe pure of pallet who delight in making meat-free meals will enjoy this Big Mac alternative the Big Maca Broccoli Burger.
broccoli burger platedUnlike many store bought burgers deceptively labeled as ‘veggie’ this ‘whole-food whopper’ is pack full of plant produce instead of preservatives and highly processed binding agents.
To learn more about the patty packers and mysterious ingredients that go into some of these meat-free burgers checkout the article “What’s Inside Your Veggie Burger?”
In our version of a veggie burger there are no legumes or any soy (typical staples in many veggie burgers) lowering the wind factor of this whopper. Despite this our burger still contains a high amount of quality plant protein and a spectrum of vitamins and minerals in the form of ‘Maca’ a peruvian root revered for its body building nutrition. Our recipe also contains hemp and slippery elm both high in easily digested fibre good for sensitive stomachs or anyone following a low carb diet.
Recipe Requirements:
Make light work of your prep time with a power blender. Vitamix is perfect for grinding, dicing, slicing, whipping, and whisking whole foods into tasty treats within seconds!
Sustainable Supplies that support fair trade and strong bodies.
Loving Earth provide quality products from Peru including our primary ingredient Maca powder.
Natures Sunshine provide an array of natural supplements for optimal health and is the best source for Slippery Elm powder.
For Hemp harvested honorably try Eden Health Foods where you will also find a great superfood selection of organic and wildcrafted products.
Finally you will need a natural binding agent for your burger and coconut flour is perfect for constructing the ultimate whole food whopper. For fair dinkum fair trade coconut flour we recommend KoKonut Pacific supporting island communities for 15 years their products promote equality and the highest processing quality.
1. In your Vitamix blend the following ingredients until gelatinous in consistency
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of Slippery Elm powder
1/4 Maca powder
herbs to taste (our suggestion-tumeric, basil, oregano and garlic)
2. Now add the the remaining ingredients and pulse until a dough forms
1 cup broccoli
2 tbsp coconut flour
3. Lightly grease your hot plate/grill with coconut oil and place palm sized portions of the dough on top. Leave for 60-90 sec before turning, they should be form a golden crust and flip easily. Finally serve with salad or over a homemade whole food bun!

Inga Yandell
Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.